“Inspiration”

Exercise for vital photography.

“In a world turned into images, I breathe photographs.

In a world of global inequality I breathe photographs.

In a world of unregulated competition, I breathe photographs.

In a world of excessive production, I consume myself.

In a world in search of solutions, I dialogue with my breathing to oxygenate my imagination.”




Photo-breathing is an exercise of connection between my most functional action (breathing) and my most dysfunctional addiction (photographing).

Respiration can be the deepest photograph of my emotions.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I invoke the images woven around the inner wall of my body.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m syncing my internal with my external image.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m closing my eyes and picturing behind the surface.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m tensing my body and releasing my visions.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m giving light to the darker side of my memories.

While I’m photographing my breathing, we can all listen to the voices of all the images stored inside my cavities.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I have the tendency to become mechanical but the creative impulse will help me to break the program.

While I’m photographing my breathing, my mind becomes a bit dizzy and the focus becomes my pure uncertainty.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I stop anticipating my stimulus and the entire activity become more unpredictable.

My photographic capacity is built-in to the anatomy of my body.

Within the gallery I constructed a pulmonary space in which I was heavily breathing and picturing my over-oxygenation. The audience could see me through my photographs and hear my exhaustion.



The Rhythm, tension and sound of my breathing were like words photographed to be interpreted.

I photographed my rib cage in full expansion and I picture a camera obscura ready to give birth to a new visualization.

Every photograph is an encouragement for another breath.

When my photographing is guided by my breathing it looses its rationality and become an involuntary impulse.

Photo-Breathing allows me to photograph a body in tune with its limits.




I had the privilege to collaborate with Cristian Duarte and a fantastic group of dancers during my residency at LOTE# in 2015 in Sao Paulo. During the residency we discussed how to translate the language of The PhotoPerformer into a Choreography.




If the PhotoPerformer becomes a kind of way of living (through the image) this project helped me to think at a way of moving (outside the image)…


Here some video documentation of the result…







In November 2016 I performed an action with the intention of Becoming a Video.

‘Inspiration 1’ was created as part of the Inspiration exhibition at ARTSPACEMEXICO Gallery in Mexico City. The piece is an element of a larger investigation between breathing (the art of breathing) and photographing (the art of photographing).